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Are you looking for practical, holistic, real-life solutions for healthier living? Join Dr. Meaghan Kirschling for real life education as she discusses and explores topics that affect everyday living. Dr. Meaghan brings in expert guests for a lively discussion about nutrition, supplements, holistic health, integrative medicine, and the latest research on a variety of topics. Join the Academy for the University of You!

Beyond The Basics Health Academy Podcast Dr. Meaghan Kirschling

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 40 Ratings

Are you looking for practical, holistic, real-life solutions for healthier living? Join Dr. Meaghan Kirschling for real life education as she discusses and explores topics that affect everyday living. Dr. Meaghan brings in expert guests for a lively discussion about nutrition, supplements, holistic health, integrative medicine, and the latest research on a variety of topics. Join the Academy for the University of You!

    Energy Medicine with Dr. Alison Kay

    Energy Medicine with Dr. Alison Kay

    Dr. Alison J Kay has been a practicing mind-body energy healer for over two decades. She is considered one of the leading experts in the field of energy medicine and has authored three award-winning and international bestselling books. Dr. Alison is passionate about educating and treating patients to work with their consciousnesses to better understand the power in their energy systems and relieve everyday suffering.
     
    According to Dr. Alison, people all over the world recognize seven main energy centers within the human body. Unfortunately, Western medicine has largely discounted the power of energy medicine to alleviate trauma and suffering. Dr. Alison focuses her practice on treating physical ailments, mental turmoil and emotional pain, offering spiritual guidance through a variety of holistic approaches. Her goal is to help each of her clients reach their highest energetic potential. 
     
    Tune into this week’s episode of Beyond the Basics Health Academy for a conversation with Dr. Alison J. Kay about the healing potential of energy medicine. Learn more about what constitutes energy medicine, how it has been an overlooked modality in Western cultures, and how you can use it to regain the power of your own consciousness and improve your overall health and wellness.
     
    Quotes
    • “If people in the West knew how much more thriving and joyous we could be, and how much less suffering there would be if they were to just go inward and work with consciousness to understand the power in the subtle energy system the way 5000 years of ancient wisdom in India and the traditional Chinese culture do, there be so much less suffering in the West.” (05:20- 05:42)
    • “The body, mind and spirit are covered by each chakra, so I have learned to go there as the way to effect the most change.” (12:04- 12:09)
    • “Energy medicine is something that allows us to rebuild at that fundamental level and bring in all these different avenues of health, wellness and healing.” (16:15- 16:25)
     
    Links
    https://www.alisonjkay.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/drAlisonJKayofVibrationalUPgrade/
    https://www.instagram.com/dr.alisonjkay/
    https://twitter.com/ajkbliss
     
    BE KIND TO OTHERS, TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, AND MAKE GOOD CHOICES.
     
    Stay connected to Dr. Meaghan and her work:
    • Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBvlMzs8K94
    • Instagram: @oneagorahealth // @drmeaghankirschling
    • Facebook: One Agora Integrative Health Clinic
    • Twitter: @btbhacademy
    • LinkedIn: Meaghan Kirschling
    • Clinic Website: https://www.oneagorahealth.com/
     
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    • 41 min
    Book Club: Divided Mind. Exploring the Mind-Body Connection

    Book Club: Divided Mind. Exploring the Mind-Body Connection

    Your host Dr. Meaghan Kirschling and special guest Dr. Ron Kirschling are back for another book club episode! In this week’s book club, Meaghan and Ron break down Divided Mind by John E. Sarno. The book explores the connection between the mind and body and how this inextricable bond impacts our overall health. 
     
    The author, an orthopedist, believes there are other explanations for psychosomatic physical pain that aren't related to aging. Dr. Sarno explains that these pains are usually induced by repressed, unconscious emotions. He believes that emotions from our past can trigger many diseases such as fibromyalgia. Throughout his years of research, Dr. Sarno has found that continued suffering is related to patients’ reticence to truly accept the origin of their pain. He draws the conclusion that a more in-depth acknowledgement of our emotions and their source can often alleviate symptoms. 
     
    Tune into this week’s episode of Beyond the Basics Health Academy for a detailed summary of Divided Mind. Learn how our minds and bodies are interconnected, why it is important for medicine to focus on wellness rather than illness, and how our emotions play a vital role in our everyday physical experiences.
     
    Quotes
    • “The real dichotomy we face in health care is whether we are going to concentrate on illness or wellness.” (06:30-6:42)
    • “We are really getting into this situation where we are not treating people holistically; instead, we are being conditioned to treat diseases.”  (07:54-08:00) 
    • “In general, if there is something you are trying to resist or there's something you're not dealing with, that will continue to persist.” (23:26- 23:31) 
    • “When there is stress and loss of control, we do see an increase in health conditions across the board.” (35:09-35:18) 
     
    BE KIND TO OTHERS, TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, AND MAKE GOOD CHOICES.
     
    Stay connected to Dr. Meaghan and her work:
    • Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBvlMzs8K94
    • Instagram: @oneagorahealth // @drmeaghankirschling
    • Facebook: One Agora Integrative Health Clinic
    • Twitter: @btbhacademy
    • LinkedIn: Meaghan Kirschling
    • Clinic Website: https://www.oneagorahealth.com/
     
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    • 43 min
    Stem Cells with Dr. David Steenblock

    Stem Cells with Dr. David Steenblock

    Dr. David Steenblock is one of the world’s leading stem cell experts, specializing in the treatment of ALS, Cerebral Palsy and a wide range of other degenerative diseases. Over the course of his 40-year career, Dr. Steenblock has centered his practice around regenerative medicine, which focuses on matching therapies and treatments to an individual’s unique biochemical and genetic needs. Dr. Steenblock is particularly renowned for his work with stem cell treatments, and although these treatments are vastly underutilized, he has seen great success in thousands of his patients.
     
    While there are many ways that you can retrieve stem cells, Dr. Steenblock prefers to use nutrient dense bone marrow stem cells, which he believes heal the body best. In one of his cases, a patient who had lost their vision entirely regained eyesight a few weeks after treatment. However, despite incredible successes such as this one, Dr. Steenblock still warns his patients about potential setbacks. Something as simple as a small infection can negate all progress that has been made. In order to see the best results, it is essential to follow your doctor’s orders and avoid situations that could potentially cause trauma to your body.
     
    Join host Meaghan Kirschling on this week’s episode of Beyond the Basics Health Academy for a conversation with Dr. David Steenblock about the restorative power of stem cells. Learn more about what they are, how they are used and why Dr. Steenblock believes they are the biggest miracle in modern medicine. 
     
    Quotes
    • “If you don't have any obstructions to the growth of your stem cells, you will see good results.”  (06:40- 06:48)
    • “It may be true that fat has more stem cells, but they dont heal the body as well as stem cells from bone marrow do.” (20:00-20:05) 
     
    • “The number one way to help stem cells is to get rid of all infections.” (29:00-29:04) 
     
    Links
    Learn more about Dr. David Steenblock:
    • https://strokedoctor.com/about/dr-david-steenblock/
    • https://strokedoctor.com/conditions-orange-county/
     
    BE KIND TO OTHERS, TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, AND MAKE GOOD CHOICES.
     
    Stay connected to Dr. Meaghan and her work:
    • Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBvlMzs8K94
    • Instagram: @oneagorahealth // @drmeaghankirschling
    • Facebook: One Agora Integrative Health Clinic
    • Twitter: @btbhacademy
    • LinkedIn: Meaghan Kirschling
    • Clinic Website: https://www.oneagorahealth.com/
     
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    • 46 min
    Essential Oils for your Health with Dr. Eric Zielinski

    Essential Oils for your Health with Dr. Eric Zielinski

    “The chemical structure that chemists and pharmacists get to create the drugs that we use today are from nature. These are the chemicals in plants, these are the essential oils” says Dr. Eric Zielinkski, author of The Essential Oil Apothecary.  Dr. Zielinski explains that many people are too quick to write off essential oils as pseudoscience, when there is actually an abundance of scientific evidence proving that they are a key contributor to our health and wellbeing.
     
    Unfortunately, there has been widespread misinformation regarding essential oils and their proper use in recent years. Because MLMs have sent out thousands of people who, despite being well-intentioned, are not in the medical or aromatherapy fields, essential oils have been largely discredited. However, it is important to recognize that essential oils actually serve as the foundation of most modern-day medicines! Dr. Zielinski’s mission is to help people explore the ways in which essential oils can alleviate symptoms of everything from stress to inflammation to chronic diseases and more to better their day-to-day lives.
     
    Tune into this week’s episode of Beyond the Basics Health Academy for a conversation with Dr. Eric Zielinski about the healing powers contained within essential oils. Learn about the common myths surrounding essential oils, how they positively impact the brain, and how to safely and effectively use them in your everyday life.
     
    Quotes
    • “The chemical structure that chemists and pharmacists get to create the drugs that we use today are from nature….These are the chemicals in plants, these are the essential oils.” (5:04-5:18) 
    • “A lack of bacteria creates a poorly developed immune system, which puts your brain at risk for inflammation.” (9:42-9:50)  
    • “These synthetic fragrances have been linked to autoimmunity and, of course, allergies, but at what cost?” (13:50-13:58) 
    • “Some research studies have...proven that post-operative patients that have a view of nature heal quicker and get out of the hospital versus someone that has a window view of the garage.” (15:21-15:35)
    • “Out of all of the essential oils manufactured on the planet, 50% are used by the food and flavor industry. You are consuming essential oils every day in microdoses.” (30:19-30:35) 
    • “Low acetylcholine in the brain is the hallmark of Alzheimer’s and Dementia.”  (42:18-42:21) 
     
    Links
    Learn more about Dr. Eric Zielinkski:
    https://naturallivingfamily.com/ 
    https://www.facebook.com/NaturalLivingFamilyk/
    https://www.instagram.com/naturallivingfamilyofficial/
    https://www.youtube.com/user/doctorericz
     
    BE KIND TO OTHERS, TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, AND MAKE GOOD CHOICES.
     
    Stay connected to Dr. Meaghan and her work:
    • Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBvlMzs8K94
    • Instagram: @oneagorahealth // @drmeaghankirschling
    • Facebook: One Agora Integrative Health Clinic
    • Twitter: @btbhacademy
    • LinkedIn: Meaghan Kirschling
    • Clinic Website: https://www.oneagorahealth.com/
     
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    • 54 min
    Digestive Health with Cathy Moore

    Digestive Health with Cathy Moore

    “Let food be your medicine,” says Cathy Moore, PA-C, a Physician’s Assistant at One Agora Integrative Health. Cathy explains that many of us have started treating food as a passing need rather than a vital fuel. We often eat on the go and may not even remember what we ate for lunch by the time we’re eating dinner! This approach critically disrupts our gut health, since we aren’t taking the time to rest and digest before, during and after each meal.
     
    Rather than rushing through meals, Cathy suggests that we instead be intentional about what we eat and how we eat it. By taking deep breaths before starting a meal, for example, we activate our parasympathetic nervous system, prepping our bodies to better digest our food. An increase in mindfulness around food also allows us to establish a better relationship with what we’re eating, promoting an attitude of gratefulness rather than the fear that so often surrounds restrictive diets.
     
    Tune into this week’s episode of Beyond the Basics Health Academy for a conversation with Cathy Moore about digestive health. Learn about the differences between healthy and harmful bacteria, the strategies you can use to retrain your taste buds, and how best to balance between your emotional and nutritional worlds. Improving your gut health is not an impossible feat! Join Cathy and host Meaghan Kirschling for some simple steps you can take to kickstart the journey towards a balanced microbiome.
     
    Quotes 
    • “If you’re going to sit down for a meal, it’s important to take some time and look at your plate, just connect and be intentional with what you’re eating instead of eating emotionally. Because most of us are eating out of emotional needs that haven’t been met. So, when you’re intentional with what you’re eating, you’re looking at your plate, you’re sending gratitude and thankfulness into those foods, which really actually brings good frequencies into that food and helps with the structure of the food.” (4:25-4:52)
    • “I think every meal is a chance to heal the body. It’s either that food is going to bring life-giving frequencies and health and life into our body or it’s going to bring cellular death.” (5:39-5:47)
    • “We have the good, healthy bacteria that’s really necessary to be able to regulate and govern over our immune system function. And you want to have plenty of what’s called acromancia. I call them the ABCs: acromancia, bifidobacterium, and clostridia. Those are our main healthy, good bacteria that we really need in balance, and when those have too much, then that causes problems, but when there’s not enough, the immune system is really suppressed and low.” (18:48-19:17)
    • “Oftentimes, patients will feel like, ‘Gosh, I’m just anxious all the time. I’m so nervous.’ And you think about...what’s going on in their brain, when actually we should be thinking, ‘What’s going on in their gut?’” (22:33-22:45)
    • “Let food be your medicine.” (26:46-26:48)
     
    Links
    Book a session with Cathy: https://www.oneagorahealth.com/ 
     
    BE KIND TO OTHERS, TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, AND MAKE GOOD CHOICES.
     
    Stay connected to Dr. Meaghan and her work:
    • Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBvlMzs8K94
    • Instagram: @oneagorahealth // @drmeaghankirschling
    • Facebook: One Agora Integrative Health Clinic
    • Twitter: @btbhacademy
    • LinkedIn: Meaghan Kirschling
    • Clinic Website: https://www.oneagorahealth.com/
     
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    • 38 min
    Happiness Power with Edmund McCormick

    Happiness Power with Edmund McCormick

    “The average person checks their cellphone 160 times a day,” says Edmund McCormick, author of Happiness Power: How to unleash your power and live a more joyful life. “If you didn’t have a cellphone, what would you do with those 160 moments?” Edmund explains to our listeners that he actually got rid of his cellphone a few years back, after noticing how much time the people around him were spending on their devices, completely unaware of their surroundings. Now, he is only reachable by landline and much happier because of it!
     
    Edmund decided to do a deeper dive into the power of happiness after reading the 2020 World Happiness Report, which indicates that, on average, US citizens are the least happy they’ve been in 20 years. This finding piqued Edmund’s interest, and he ultimately wrote a book detailing his findings, including 50 powers that typically accompany an increase in happiness.
     
    Tune into this week’s episode of Beyond the Basics Health Academy for a conversation with Edmund about happiness and how to find it. Learn about the many powers that come with happiness, how to cultivate a glass-half-full mentality, and why self-love and positive self-talk are key to finding long-term contentment. 
     
    Quotes
    • “Happiness gives us things that people who are not happy don’t have. And that’s where the title Happiness Power came from because there’s a great deal of power if you are happy and content in life. Those that are happier tend to earn more money, they tend to get promotions, they tend to have a greater circle of friends, and so on.” (2:23-2:51)
    • “I wound up with the conclusion that you really can’t find happiness directly. It will elude you….How then do you find happiness? You find it indirectly. You find it by practicing self-kindness, by looking for your purpose in life...having more family and friends and building that circle builds our happiness, showing gratitude even for the smallest things increases our happiness, and also giving increases happiness.” (3:10-4:09)
    • “The average person checks his cellphone 160 times a day. If you didn’t have a cellphone, what would you do with those 160 moments?” (8:17-8:25)
    • “It’s not the material things that make you happy. It’s how you feel about the material things….You could be acquiring the best automobile and then after a week or two the smell wears away and you think, ‘What’s next?’ Or you could be getting a raise, and you’re so excited about that raise, and then a month later, gee, you deserve another one. So, it’s your mindset that’s creating your happiness, it’s what’s inside you.” (20:58-21:47)
    • “Use a mantra, meaning repeating to yourself the same few positive words about yourself….Just take 45 seconds to a minute to do that when you get up in the morning or if you’re feeling a little down in the afternoon. Just say it to yourself, don’t say it outloud, and you will find that in several weeks, you’re going to see that the light gets brighter, the curtain lifts, and things look better! All of a sudden, that half empty glass is now looking like it’s half full.” (29:02-29:55)
     
    Links
    https://www.robertgilljr.com/ 
    Link to Edmund’s book Happiness Power: https://www.amazon.com/Happiness-Power-Unleash-Your-Joyful-ebook/dp/B08R2ZSJ11 
     
    BE KIND TO OTHERS, TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, AND MAKE GOOD CHOICES.
     
    Stay connected to Dr. Meaghan and her work:
    • Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBvlMzs8K94
    • Instagram: @oneagorahealth // @drmeaghankirschling
    • Facebook: One Agora Integrative Health Clinic
    • Twitter: @btbhacademy
    • LinkedIn: Meaghan Kirschling
    • Clinic Website: oneagorahealth.com
     
    Podcast production and show notes provided by FIRESIDE Marketing

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

EricaBushwell ,

Awesome podcast!

Dr. Meaghan Kirschling, host of the Beyond The Basics Health Academy podcast, highlights all aspects of health, wellness and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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Great show and solid content

I find the musical jingle rather distracting and annoying but your content and subject choices are very well done and to the point. I do appreciate you. Just don't like having to fast fwd to avoid the jingles

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